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Question: undiagnosed chest pain and sensations


 JAKJ00 - Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:51 pm

I am writing in regards to my boyfriend's strange chest symtoms. He is 36 years old and has been experiencing strange pains and sensations in his chest for approx. 1 year. The pain are in the upper left side of his chest, almost in the shoulder area. He has had the usual tests by a cardiologist...EKG's, treadmill test etc. Doctor's concluded it was anxiety and put him on a muscle relaxer and 2 anti anxiety meds....his chest pains did not subside. Since then he has cut down on the anti-anxiety meds and no longer takes the muscle relaxer ( it sapped all his energy). He complains on constant uncomfortable feelings, lots of back pain and strange "wave feelings in his chest" sometimes at night. He is currently seeing a chiropractor as he thought the pain may be back related, but it seems to have had little effect. I am wondering if it may be nerve or muscle related. If so, what steps can be taken to diagnosed this issue better. He is miserable and stressed about the possible cause of these symptoms. In addition I will say that since beginning the meds, he has gained 30 lbs and feels worried to exercise more because of the pains. Any help would be appreciated very much.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:20 am

User avatar Hi JAKJ00,
Were noncardiac disorders ruled out as well, for example, GERD, which will also produce noncardiac associated chest pain?
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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